The purpose of the twelve-week Communication Skills course, as implied, is to help professionals communicate better. Young engineers need these skills when effectively reporting upwards to supervisors or instructing apprentices. It also impacts on their functioning within a team. Discussing codes of professionalism are also important, as is the development of each participant’s personal three-year strategy.
However, there are many intangible benefits, too. Participants learn the importance of support and networking. And unexpected benefits include the way in which individuals’ learn to tap into their strengths. Sometimes, in coaching terms, it is a matter of moving from ‘head’ to ‘heart’. An example was that of Frank Mohlala who when they were all assigned the structuring of a speech on ‘What makes me tick’ wrote a poem. He excitedly told us how this was the first poem he had ever written. Thank you, Frank for sharing your wonderful poem with us. May you continue expressing your thoughts creatively.
Title: Let freedom reign
Author: Frank Mohlala
What makes me tick is my freedom
I am now going to drive back in time, in the days of terror
Where life was lost, the streets were bloody, it was horror
The fight against the system was the bread people ate
Leaders fought, people were shot, it was getting late.
The struggle for freedom was always the order of the day
Mothers and fathers were either killed or jailed
Children were left in broken homes, in tears and despair.
After the conviction and prosecution of our leaders, there was confusion and distraction within the masses; it was time to put the action in motion, for the demolition of the apartheid congregation… all for the future generation.
Revenge and vengeance was seen as the way to light and success
Hope was lost; the great rainbow nation was falling
Until one wise man said.. And I quote
“Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being shrunk of the world”
Let freedom reign.
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